Klahoose Wilderness Resort is owned and operated by the Klahoose First Nation on their traditional territory within the heart of British Columbia’s most pristine coast in Desolation Sound. The remote lodge settles on the water’s edge of the calm of Homfray Channel between BC’s Coastal Mountain peaks and the lush temperate rain forests of the Sunshine Coast. The off-the-grid, water only access resort caters to couples, nature and wildlife lovers, photographers, food lovers, writers, painters, yogis and other travelers of all ages and diverse interest. The eco-resort can accommodate 14 to 26 guests among rooms in the main lodge and private one and two bedroom cabins. A visit presents an authentic luxury and Indigenous travel experience unlike any other. Each accommodation is tastefully decorated with indigenous artwork from surrounding local communities.
The intimate experience promises an ideal getaway for post-pandemic travelers who long to explore new horizons in a safe, natural environment far from worries, crowds and chaos. Klahoose Wilderness Resort is the perfect “bubble travel” gateway for small private group and the multi-generational family travel market.
The Klahoose Wilderness Resort will operate from mid-May to mid October. Local Indigenous guides and knowledgeable hosts will lead diverse cultural programming and wilderness experiences. These adventures range from sea kayaking and boat excursions to Klahoose’s cultural center on Cortes Island to heli-sightseeing, and Grizzly bear viewing excursions in Toba Inlet, mid-August to October.
Given its seclusion, Klahoose Wilderness Resort is surprisingly easy to access from Vancouver, Seattle, Vancouver Island, and beyond. Pacific Coastal Airlines offers regularly scheduled flights to Powell River. One can also travel via BC ferries as well as chartered boat, seaplane and helicopters The journey to Klahoose Wilderness Resort is truly spectacular.
Guests live an immersive experience into Klahoose Culture during their entire visit. Experienced Indigenous guides and friendly staff adds to the memorable experience, particularly on grizzly bear viewing excursion in Toba Inlet Guests depart transformed by their communion with the Klahoose Territory’s profound beauty, unique culture and exceptional wildlife.
Stories of Canada - British Columbia
BC is a place of unexpected moments – and, during this eight-night itinerary, visitors will experience many of them. Whether standing in the rainforest of Desolation Sound, watching a bear snatch salmon from the shore; cleansing the soul in an Indigenous smudging ceremony; or biting into a juicy peach at an Okanagan Valley farm, guests will be surprised and delighted by their adventures on the West Coast.
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Grizzly Bears of Toba Inlet
Toba Inlet has some of the best bear viewing tours in BC. From Klahoose Wilderness Resort we travel, past spectacular Toba Inlet waterfalls watching for marine life, before arriving at our dock in Toba Inlet. Our Klahoose guides will get you as close to the grizzly bears as possible, while viewing from our fixed bear viewing platforms, safely and respecting the natural habitat of the grizzly bears. Listen closely and you will you will hear their heavy breaths mingle with the rushing water - it is an exhilarating and truly amazing spectacle that only a select few will have the privilege of seeing. Bear Viewing Packages from late August to October from Klahoose Wilderness Resort are all inclusive 3 or 4 night package includes accommodation, all meals, Indigenous activities, tours and transfer from Lund, BC to Desolation Sound.
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Grizzly Bear Viewing at Klahoose Wilderness Resort
Immerse yourself in stunning surroundings as you explore the coastal region of the Klahoose First Nation territory, and witness the raw beauty of grizzly bears in their natural habitat. 4 days / 3 nights
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Desolation Summer at Klahoose Wilderness Resort
British Columbia's premier Indigenous destination resort, offering an intimate coastal experience, where you will leave transformed by the beauty of the Klahoose territory, their Nation's unique culture, and the region's exceptional wildlife. Klahoose Wilderness Resort all inclusive 3 or 4 night package includes accommodation, all meals, Indigenous activities, tours, and transfer from Lund, BC to Desolation Sound.
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Learn and Bear Witness to Our Trials and Triumphs
The Indigenous Peoples in Canada today proudly share stories of their past, present and future with visitors from far and wide. But our journey has not been without suffering and hardship.Learn More
PLANNING YOUR TRIP
Immerse yourself in Indigenous culture
Join us for genuine cultural experiences and build meaningful connections between our past, present and future. Hear stories, songs and legends that have been passed down through countless generations, take part in a cultural tour or workshop, and witness the intricate beauty of Indigenous arts and crafts.
See nature and wildlife through Indigenous eyes
Step out into the wild and take in the beauty of the natural world through an Indigenous lens. From the seas, mountains and rainforest to the prairies and the tundra, explore unique landscapes and experience the wonder of respectful animal encounters with your Indigenous hosts and guides.
Welcome to the heart of Indigenous hospitality
From rustic camping and upscale glamping to lakeside cabins, luxurious resort spas, casinos and golf courses, authentic Indigenous accommodation and relaxation options offer something for every vacation. No matter whether you want to get away from it all or be at the heart of the action, you’ll feel at home with your Indigenous hosts.
Take an important step towards reconciliation
Walk along with us as we share the stories of our resilience and will to survive in the face of the atrocities visited upon us, mostly at the hands of the Government of Canada and church policies. Visit the sites of former “Indian” Residential Schools, where thousands of our Peoples were abused and murdered at the hands of those who were meant to protect them. Hear heartwarming stories of our perseverance despite odds that continue to be stacked against us, and find hope for the future.
TAKE A DELICIOUS JOURNEY INTO INDIGENOUS CULTURE
Pull up a seat at one of the many Indigenous owned eateries from sea to sea to sea. All across the country, authentic Indigenous chefs and culinary experts are cooking up delicacies that infuse modern recipes with traditional techniques and flair. Here, you’ll find everything from cozy bistros and premade spice mixes to large catering operations and upscale restaurants.
UNIQUE PRODUCTS, AUTHENTIC INDIGENOUS QUALITY
Find everything from unique gifts, treasured keepsakes to modern art pieces of epic proportions—lovingly crafted by Indigenous makers and artisans across the country. Every piece, from the smallest bracelets to the largest sculpture, tells a story that transcends generations and the ages. Every purchase you make helps to keep those stories alive.